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Atoka is a town in Tipton County, in the Memphis metro area.
One tradition says the community was named for a Choctaw athlete; another
says it was derived from an Indian term for "ballfield"
The latitude of Atoka is 35.441N. The longitude is -89.778W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 433 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,522.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Atoka demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Tipton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Memphis area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 38058 ZIP code.
15% of Atoka residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Atoka ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Atoka was $19,644, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Atoka residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Atoka, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $429. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,022.
Tipton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Atoka political report.
The average commute time for Atoka workers is 36 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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